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No. 7 Kentucky routs Georgia Southern 103-38; Pinkett's 19 points lead 6 in double figures

  • Kentucky's Samarie Walker shoots between Georgia Southern's MiMi DuBose (33) and Alexis Sams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Lexington, Ky.  (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Samarie Walker shoots between Georgia Southern's MiMi DuBose (33) and Alexis Sams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky's Bernisha Pinkett shoots between Georgia Southern's MiMi DuBose, left, and Danielle Roberts (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 103-38. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Bernisha Pinkett shoots between Georgia Southern's MiMi DuBose, left, and Danielle Roberts (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 103-38. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky's Jennifer O'Neill, left, and Georgia Southern's MiMi DuBose battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Lexington, Ky.  (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Jennifer O'Neill, left, and Georgia Southern's MiMi DuBose battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

Reserve Bernisha Pinkett scored 19 points, leading No. 7 Kentucky to a 103-38 rout of Georgia Southern on Wednesday.

Playing the morning home opener before about 2,000 enthusiastic sixth graders, the Wildcats (3-0) followed up Sunday's 49-point win over Wagner with a 54-point second half against the outgunned Eagles (1-2).

Kentucky thrived on both ends, forcing 35 turnovers and shooting51 percent to win its first meeting against the Southern Conference member.

Starting guard Kastine Evans added 15 points, DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 13, Samarie Walker added 12 and Azia Bishop had 10 with a team-high 12 rebounds.

Guard Angel McGowan shook off a second-half ankle injury to score 10 points for Georgia Southern, which shot just 25 percent.